This week Congressional Members have been in the ethics spotlight, which included the Ethics Committee beginning investigations and multiple resignations. Here are the top stories:
After Sen. Franken’s resignation announcement, I released the following statement:
“Those who publicly called for Senator Franken’s resignation took a step in the right direction. However, the harsh reality is that there are potentially many, many more perfectly analogous situations that Congress has kept secret, and that needs to end. Senator Franken resigned today due to the same type of past misconduct that potentially dozens of serving and past legislators are guilty of and that needs to be disclosed to the public.If Congress is really serious about holding its Members accountable for sexual misconduct, they need to demand the immediate release of the names of all who have been connected to the $17 million in taxpayer funds that the Office of Compliance (OOC) has paid out to victims of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment and discrimination over the past 20 years. The system has allowed Members to secretly get away with reprehensible behavior while their employer, the public, unknowingly pays for it.”
I was on the radio this afternoon, which you can listen to on FACT’s You Tube channel, and you can catch me on several shows over the weekend.
I’ve also been talking to reporters about the FBI agent that was removed from the special counsel’s investigation for bias because he potentially sent anti-Trump text messages. I’ll keep you updated on this potentially big story as it unfolds.
FACT will continue to fight for all politicians to be held accountable and keep you updated as to the newest developments.
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